Mississippi River Gathering Place/Misi Zibi Mamidosewin
A group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people have come together to create a ceremonial space and historical plaque in Riverside Park, Carleton Place. The project includes two granite slabs which will stand at the site's entrance and a 3 x 4 plaque which will the story of Indigenous people who call this place home. An unveiling will take place once the plaque and the granite slabs have been installed. The Town of Carleton Place has approved the project and is providing material support, such as supplying the rock which will carry the sacred fire bowl and coordinating some of the elements of this great project. The first ceremony took place on June 21st National Indigenous People's Day in 2022. Lanark County Neighbours for Truth & Reconciliation is providing support for this vital initiative.